i though i'd second the post titled "changing my diet changed my life". i am reading "The Inflammation Syndrome" by Jack Challem, and he documents all the same suggestions for dietary change -increasing omega 3s and 9s, decreasing omega 6s, vitamin c, eating more leafy greens - and much much more - simple things you can change to make a big difference in your health. asthma and many other common diseases and conditions are a result of inflammation in the body - an overactive immune system responding to poor eating patterns. I highly recommend the book. i am lucky - my asthma is situational and mild. regardless, my doctor prescribed a "preventative" steroid inhaler and an emergency albuterol inhaler. i've stopped using the daily steroid inhaler about a month ago, am doing just fine, and have lost 20 lbs following this new diet (also mentioned in this book is that fat cells can increase inflammation in the body). good luck to you all - and read mr. challem's book!